Baked Cornish Game Hens

Cornish game hens stuffed with a vegetable mixture, then roasted. A Cornish game hen recipe that I found and tweaked a bit for the taste and size of our small family, but it would be very easy to adjust it to fit your needs. It goes well with oven-roasted potatoes.

Baked Cornish Game Hens

Category: Holidays and Events

TIMING & SERVINGS:

Prep Time: 30 Min
Cook Time: 1 Hr 30 Min
Ready In: 2 Hrs

This recipe yields: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 Cornish game hens
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/4 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can mushrooms, drained and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl combine the 1/2 cup melted butter, onion, celery, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, basil, oregano and parsley.
  3. Season hens inside and out with salt and pepper to taste, then stuff with equal amounts butter/vegetable mixture. Place stuffed birds in a 9x13 inch baking dish, breast side up. Drizzle with 1/4 cup melted butter.
  4. Cover dish and bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours. Remove cover and brown at 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).